Support Groups in Los Angeles, CA

During this difficult time, many of us are facing anxiety about the future and what will come. We experience isolation, fear, and disruption to our norms. For some, ongoing concerns with depression, trauma, or relationships have become difficult. This online ...
Hosted by Silver Lake Psychotherapy
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90026
During this difficult time, many of us are facing anxiety about the future and what will come. We experience isolation, fear, and disruption to our norms. For some, ongoing concerns with depression, trauma, or relationships have become difficult. This online ...
(323) 736-4139 View (323) 736-4139
There are 8 areas of life that require special attention: Mental Outlooks, Emotional Sensitivities, Relational Considerations,Physical Stability, Educational Values, Environmental conditions, Spiritual Connections, and Financial Options. In this group a person is viewed as a collective and balanced center of ...
Hosted by Daniel D Sadigh
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90024
There are 8 areas of life that require special attention: Mental Outlooks, Emotional Sensitivities, Relational Considerations,Physical Stability, Educational Values, Environmental conditions, Spiritual Connections, and Financial Options. In this group a person is viewed as a collective and balanced center of ...
(310) 776-6186 View (310) 776-6186
This group is a closed skills and support group. More information coming soon!
Hosted by Farah Zerehi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90042
This group is a closed skills and support group. More information coming soon!
(323) 417-1070 View (323) 417-1070
Parents who are going through their own pain understandably often struggle to know what to say or how to offer support. This group for teens aged 14-17 offers another safe space for your kiddo to feel what they need to ...
Hosted by Jennifer Romero
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90026
Parents who are going through their own pain understandably often struggle to know what to say or how to offer support. This group for teens aged 14-17 offers another safe space for your kiddo to feel what they need to ...
(818) 651-9094 View (818) 651-9094
August 2021: I am not conducting groups at this time however please email drbonniegoldstein@gmail.c om who owns the practice so that she can facilitate your needs and enrollment for a - weekly process group for teens to share experiences and ...
Hosted by Tania Bradkin A Place To Thrive LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90064
August 2021: I am not conducting groups at this time however please email drbonniegoldstein@gmail.c om who owns the practice so that she can facilitate your needs and enrollment for a - weekly process group for teens to share experiences and ...
(310) 633-3472 View (310) 633-3472
Among the effects of trauma is a loss of connection to one’s body, to others, and to the world. In this group, members begin to not feel so alone in their experience of trauma and reconnect in ways that individual ...
Hosted by Kimberly Gill Morales
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90034
Among the effects of trauma is a loss of connection to one’s body, to others, and to the world. In this group, members begin to not feel so alone in their experience of trauma and reconnect in ways that individual ...
(424) 309-0366 View (424) 309-0366
Is the way you feel about your body negatively impacting your relationship? Negative body image is one of the most prevalent issues contributing to sexless marriages. And sex is one of the top concerns that brings couples to counseling. This ...
Hosted by Dr. April E. House
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90068
Is the way you feel about your body negatively impacting your relationship? Negative body image is one of the most prevalent issues contributing to sexless marriages. And sex is one of the top concerns that brings couples to counseling. This ...
(818) 946-0148 View (818) 946-0148
This is an opportunity for individual and groups of licensed addiction treatment professionals to learn more about the many approaches to effective medical detoxification as it pertains to individual client care and their needs. Likewise, it takes a broad approach ...
Hosted by Revive Recovery and Detox Services
Treatment Center, PsyD, State, Lic
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90036
This is an opportunity for individual and groups of licensed addiction treatment professionals to learn more about the many approaches to effective medical detoxification as it pertains to individual client care and their needs. Likewise, it takes a broad approach ...
(310) 740-9814 View (310) 740-9814
You experienced the death of a loved one that's left a hole in your life. You feel emotional overwhelm, or you're numb. Its beyond your ability to cope. You go through the motions, but no one understands...You are not alone. ...
Hosted by Emily Jenchura
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90025
You experienced the death of a loved one that's left a hole in your life. You feel emotional overwhelm, or you're numb. Its beyond your ability to cope. You go through the motions, but no one understands...You are not alone. ...
(424) 622-9504 View (424) 622-9504
Since 2010 The Scott © is the leader in discreet concierge luxury rehab and advanced treatment for our discerning clientele We are a boutique five star addiction treatment, dual-diagnosis, pain-management and medical concierge serving clientele in the US, Europe, Middle ...
Hosted by The Scott © Discreet Medical Detox (Worldwide)
Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90077
Since 2010 The Scott © is the leader in discreet concierge luxury rehab and advanced treatment for our discerning clientele We are a boutique five star addiction treatment, dual-diagnosis, pain-management and medical concierge serving clientele in the US, Europe, Middle ...
(424) 352-8728 View (424) 352-8728
The Adolescent Creative Therapy Group is a 4 week program for kids aged 10-12 that provides a supportive environment for participants to practice mindfulness skills and coping strategies through creative expression and hands-on art projects. This program will provide a ...
Hosted by Katelyn Fike
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90065
The Adolescent Creative Therapy Group is a 4 week program for kids aged 10-12 that provides a supportive environment for participants to practice mindfulness skills and coping strategies through creative expression and hands-on art projects. This program will provide a ...
(323) 334-1675 View (323) 334-1675
The Complex Trauma/DID Group is for women who have survived extreme childhood abuse and/or adult abuse including physical/sexual abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, drug/alcohol addicted parents, rape, violent crimes, traumatic death of loved one(s), suicide and homicide, witnessing torture, kidnapping, torture ...
Hosted by Cynthia A. Henrie
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCETS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90065
The Complex Trauma/DID Group is for women who have survived extreme childhood abuse and/or adult abuse including physical/sexual abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, drug/alcohol addicted parents, rape, violent crimes, traumatic death of loved one(s), suicide and homicide, witnessing torture, kidnapping, torture ...
(323) 918-3874 View (323) 918-3874
Hosted by Evan Dunn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 859-1166 View (323) 859-1166
A 6 week course teaching co-parenting skills to parents who are: separated, divorced, divorcing or never married. Private referrals or court-ordered Certificat e of completion available for court cases. $360 per parent Highly recommend that co-parents register together to get maximum benefit from ...
Hosted by Elena Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90064
A 6 week course teaching co-parenting skills to parents who are: separated, divorced, divorcing or never married. Private referrals or court-ordered Certificat e of completion available for court cases. $360 per parent Highly recommend that co-parents register together to get maximum benefit from ...
(424) 570-1067 View (424) 570-1067
We are currently recruiting for a group to help those struggling with grief over the recent loss of someone close to them. The group is aimed at older adults and is free of charge. Please call for further information.
Hosted by USC Psychology Services Center
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90089
We are currently recruiting for a group to help those struggling with grief over the recent loss of someone close to them. The group is aimed at older adults and is free of charge. Please call for further information.
(323) 693-8670 View (323) 693-8670
My group has a trauma and attachment focus consisting of a mix of psychoeducation, skills building and processing. A sensorimotor (somatic/mind/body) approach is integrated into the group material. All female-identified, non-binary and genderqueer persons are welcome. Groups run for 8 ...
Hosted by Rebecca Gorin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90025
My group has a trauma and attachment focus consisting of a mix of psychoeducation, skills building and processing. A sensorimotor (somatic/mind/body) approach is integrated into the group material. All female-identified, non-binary and genderqueer persons are welcome. Groups run for 8 ...
(424) 276-1096 View (424) 276-1096
75 min virtual LGBTQIA+ process and support group (CA residents, 18+) for those who identify as recovering people pleasers.*Currently on summer break*
Hosted by Andrew Borden
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90028
75 min virtual LGBTQIA+ process and support group (CA residents, 18+) for those who identify as recovering people pleasers.*Currently on summer break*
(323) 523-5698 View (323) 523-5698
Have you been curious about what your dreams might mean? Do you have recurring images and figures in your dreams you have been wondering about? Working with your dreams can provide insight into blinds spots and it can speed up ...
Hosted by Anja Stadelmann Wright
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90028
Have you been curious about what your dreams might mean? Do you have recurring images and figures in your dreams you have been wondering about? Working with your dreams can provide insight into blinds spots and it can speed up ...
(323) 676-0072 View (323) 676-0072
A series of support groups for new parents, discussing challenges and solution focused strategies for the new parent.
Hosted by Davina Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90048
A series of support groups for new parents, discussing challenges and solution focused strategies for the new parent.
(747) 322-4640 View (747) 322-4640
Empower your teen with the skills to manage mood swings, anxiety, depression, and impulsivity. If your teen is grappling with intense emotions, relationship issues, or self-destructive behaviors, it's time to seek DBT services. This group tackles these challenges head-on by ...
Hosted by Sagebrush Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Group meets in Los Angeles, CA 90012
Empower your teen with the skills to manage mood swings, anxiety, depression, and impulsivity. If your teen is grappling with intense emotions, relationship issues, or self-destructive behaviors, it's time to seek DBT services. This group tackles these challenges head-on by ...
(323) 861-3556 View (323) 861-3556

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Los Angeles?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, zip code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.